I don’t want it; I don’t need it.
this scene is even more creepy when you realize Spirited Away was a metaphor for the sex industry in Japan
OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE!
NO IT WASN’T, YOU JACKASSES!
"Totoro’s about dead girls!"
"Spirited Away is about sex!"
You know what I hear?
"Maybe if I make up something that sounds smart, people will think I’m smart, even if it’s a complete fucking lie!”
Hayao Miyazaki is a man of values. He’s a man who believes in the innocence of childhood and has a wonderful imagination. He believes in simplicity, kindness, the beauty of nature, and the old ways. He draws on these beliefs and his personal experiences when he makes movies.
Spirited Away was made for some friends of Miyazaki’s. Specifically, the ten-year-old daughters of some friends he invited to stay at his vacation home. It’s fairly common for Miyazaki to decide that he’s going to make movies targeted at a specific age group. Ponyo is for five-year-olds. Spirited Away is meant for ten-year-old girls, but enjoyed by a much wider audience.
I repeat, SPIRITED AWAY WAS MADE FOR TEN-YEAR-OLD GIRLS.
The bathhouse? Not a brothel. Based on a bathhouse in his home town, which he thought was a place of mystery and wonder when he was a kid. That scene where the bathhouse staff has to clean the polluted river spirit? Based on Miyazaki’s own experiences of a town coming together to clean up a river. This scene? It’s about Chihiro not being greedy, because Chihiro is a positive role-model for ten-year-old girls.
The themes of Spirited Away are courage, strength of character, and individuality. ESPECIALLY individuality. That thing where Yubaba takes away peoples’ names and changes their species? That’s her taking away their individuality. Chihiro’s parents are now pigs, not people. Haku’s name has been shortened so he forgets who he is. When Yubaba changes Chihiro’s name, the only Kanji she leaves spell out “Sen”, the Japanese word for “one thousand”, meaning Chihiro is just another pawn of Yubaba’s, not her own person.
You want to seem cool and intelligent? Talk about the movie’s actual themes. Don’t make up this shock-value bullshit for attention.
You stupid motherfuckers.
Go watch Grave of the Fireflies if you want to get ‘deep’. Have fun.
Korra Week Day 1: Alone
There’s been a lot of talk lately about how Korra has PTSD and how alone she must feel but then I remembered that no one is ever really alone. There are those watching over you even though you may not see them.
also i originally wasn’t gonna do a korra week thing but it literally just happened that i finished this today and it fit the theme so yay me
The difference between DC and Marvel
DO YOU HAVE SHORT HAIR??
IS YOUR SHORT HAIR STRAIGHT AND DOESNT HAVE VOLUME?
DO YOU WANT VOLUPTUOUS WAVY HAIR LIKE ALL THOSE OTHER CUTE KIDS WITH SHORT HAIR?
DO YOU WANT HAIR LIKE THOSE CUTE ASS PICTURES OF ME ABOVE THIS?
THEN BOY DO I HAVE THE PRODUCT FOR YOU
THIS SHIT IS THE GODDAMN BEES KNEES
FOR LONG HAIR IT MAKES THAT SHIT ALL WAVY BUT DAMN CAN THIS BE USED FOR SHORT HAIR. IT GIVES IT TEXTURE. IT GIVES IT VOLUME. IT MAKES IT GODDAMN WAVY AND BEAUTIFUL.
BEST WAY TO DO IT? TAKE A SHOWER BEFORE BED, SPRAY THIS SHIT ALL UP IN YOUR HAIR, BLOWDRY THAT SHIT TILL ITS ALL DRY WITH YOUR HEAD UPSIDEDOWN, THEN SLEEP ON THAT MOTHER FUCKER LIKE NO ONES BUSINESS. THE MORE BED HEAD THE BETTER.
WAKE UP AND TAME THAT SHIT WITH YOUR FINGERS. YOURE GOOD TO GO FOR THE DAY FRIEND AND YOUR HAIR WILL LOOK FLAWLESS AND WAVY ALL GODDAMN DAY CONGRATS
BEST PART? THIS SHIT IS LIKE $5.
(THIS COMPANY ALSO MAKES A DAMN GOOD DRY SHAMPOO FOR THE DAYS WHERE YOU JUST DONT WANNA SHOWER BUT YOUR HAIR LOOKS GREASY AS FUCK. THIS COMPANY IS THE SHIT SO FAR AND I WANNA TRY MORE OF THEIR PRODUCTS AND PLAN TO.)
Nononono the best part is that all NYM products are sulfate and paraben free which means they’re really good for your hair. Sulfates’ only purpose in hair products is to make your shampoo sudsy (no, really) but in the process they strip all the moisture out of your hair and leave it frizzy and basically everything you hate. Parabens are used as a preservative and are loosely (loosely — repeated for emphasis) thought to be carcinogenic.
If they really are, we’re all screwed because they’re in almost every beauty/cosmetic product on the market.Other than that, parabens’ aren’t really bad for your hair but ya know…
If that’s not the greatest it gets better. NYM is gluten-free, contains no animal ingredients or animal byproducts (EXCEPT the detangler stuff), nothing is tested on cute lil bunnies or puppies or anything, everything’s made in the USA, it’s all salon quality at drugstore price, and nearly everything is in a BPA-free bottle. Oh yes, you read all that right.
Basically NYM is the best goddamn hair care company I’ve ever come across and you should really give them a try. However! Don’t just try the shampoo/conditioner once and throw it out. It takes a week or so for your hair to go from holy shit what happened to daaaamn. (Also because there’s no sulfates there’s no suds and that takes a bit of getting used to.)
HOLY SHIT I HAD NO IDEA ABOUT ANY OF THIS GODDAMN PERFECT CHRISTMAS-LIKE GIFT OF INFORMATION
THIS IS DEFINITELY THE KIND OF KICKASS COMPANY YOU SHOULD BE SUPPORTING AND BUYING FROM
AND ONE LAST NOTE FROM THE KID OF A MOTHERFUCKING HAIRDRESSER, IF YOU DO WANT TO BUY SALON QUALITY PRODUCTS BUY THEM FROM YOUR LOCAL HAIR SALON. CHAIN STORES ARENT SUPPOSED TO BE SELLING A LOT OF THE PRODUCTS YOU FIND IN SALONS. WITH MANY OF THE PRODUCTS, YOURE ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO GET AT LICENSED BEAUTY SUPPLY SHOPS AT WHICH ONLY LICENSED BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS ARE ABLE TO BUY FROM.
IT MIGHT BE A BIT MORE MONEY TO BUY FROM SALONS BUT YOU ABSOLUTELY KNOW THAT THE PRODUCT YOURE GETTING IS THE PRODUCT THATS FUCKING SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE CONTAINER, PLUS YOUR SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL HAIRDRESSER. AND IF THEY DONT HAVE THE PRODUCT YOU WANT FOR SALE? ASK THEM TO GET IT AND THEY WILL.
BUT I MEAN HEY NOT YOUR MOTHERS PRODUCTS ARE GODDAMN DIDLY DARN GREAT AND WAY CHEAPER SO DEFINITELY GO FOR THOSE UNLESS YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL YOU WANT FROM SOME OTHER COMPANY
GODTIE OUT YOU BEAUTIFUL MOTHERFUCKERS
Old character design that I ended up never using
A mashup of the German Sailor Moon theme featuring Lil’ John
it’s so beautiful
robotsandfrippary replied to your photoset “All right, I’m really over the wine jokes, and photos of wine. I’ve…”
i can’t believe how seemingly random the damage is. I’m glad you’re okay. Let us know if you need anything or a place to crash. :3
Wahh, thank you! We’re good, power’s back and we at least have running cold water (hahaha)!
starofairdrie replied to your photoset “All right, I’m really over the wine jokes, and photos of wine. I’ve…”
hang in there, thinking of you.
Thanks! It’s pretty lucky for a relatively bigger earthquake, not many people hurt. People out on the streets taking care of their friends/relatives/neighbors/etc.
lamonstruazeta replied to your post “Oh hey cool the earthquake was the biggest in 25 years and my town was…”
oh shit bruh D: here’s hoping things come around soon! Freaking tectonics
Hahaha, yeah— it’ll be nice when everything’s back to normal, but we don’t have it as bad as others, whew.
beautifulcheat replied to your post “Oh hey cool the earthquake was the biggest in 25 years and my town was…”
Oh no! I’m so glad to hear you all are okay, at least, but…
♥ ♥ Ah well, you know what the earthquake life’s about. 8)
ya-ssui replied to your post “Oh hey cool the earthquake was the biggest in 25 years and my town was…”
stay safe! D:
Aww, thanks, totally will! :D
All right, I’m really over the wine jokes, and photos of wine. I’ve lived here most of my life and couldn’t give a crap about fallen wine collections (in people’s homes; I feel for small business owners who rely on it, it’s crush season right now, that’s a big deal for them).
1. Some people had stuff knocked over, lost power, water, etc. Most people I know fall in this category.
2. Some people lost their homes, and despite what people might think we’re not a uniformly affluent area. There are a lot of poor people here, too.
3. We lost a lot of historic buildings that may not be inhabitable for a long time.
My family’s safe. 8) I’m busy working and can’t spare the time right now.